|Gever Tulley teaches life lessons through tinkering - TED.com|
Gever Tulley uses engaging photos and footage to demonstrate the valuable lessons kids learn at his Tinkering School. When given tools, materials and guidance, these young imaginations run wild and creative problem-solving takes over to build unique boats, bridges and even a rollercoast
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; children; development; education; innovation; invention; tedbooks; 2009
|Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index - TED.com|
Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation's success by its productivity -- instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn't have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? You might be surprised.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; data; economics; global issues; happiness; statistics; tedbooks; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Juan Enriquez wants to grow energy - TED.com|
Juan Enriquez challenges our definition of bioenergy. Oil, coal, gas and other hydrocarbons are not chemical but biological products, based on plant matter -- and thus, growable. Our whole approach to fuel, he argues, needs to change.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biodiversity; biotech; business; energy; science; technology; tedbooks; TEDSalon 2007 Hot Science; 2007
|Juan Enriquez shares mindboggling science - TED.com|
Even as mega-banks topple, Juan Enriquez says the big reboot is yet to come. But don't look for it on your ballot -- or in the stock exchange. It'll come from science labs, and it promises keener bodies and minds. Our kids are going to be ... different.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biology; business; economics; robots; science; technology; tedbooks; TED2009; 2009
|Juan Enriquez on genomics and our future - TED.com|
Scientific discoveries, futurist Juan Enriquez notes, demand a shift in code, and our ability to thrive depends on our mastery of that code. Here, he applies this notion to the field of genomics.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; DNA; biotech; business; culture; genetics; invention; science; technology; tedbooks; transhuman; 2003
|Gever Tulley 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do - TED.com|
At TED U, Gever Tulley, founder of the Tinkering School, spells out 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do -- and why a little danger is good for both kids and grownups.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; children; design; entertainment; parenting; sports; technology; tedbooks; 2007